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May 6, 2009

University of Iowa awards journalism scholarships at Fourth Estate banquet

The School of Journalism and Mass Communication in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences awarded more than $150,000 in scholarships to its students on Friday, April 24. The students were honored at the annual Fourth Estate banquet, held at the Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Coralville, Iowa.

At the event, three students were recognized as new members of Kappa Tau Alpha, the journalism honor society. Nicholas Compton, a senior from Strawberry Point, Iowa, was selected as the Kappa Tau Alpha Top Scholar for 2009, an award presented to the KTA graduating senior with the highest scholastic standing.

Arthur Asa Berger, professor emeritus at San Francisco State University, was the Journalism School Hall of Fame inductee. Berger received his master's degree in journalism from the UI in 1956 and a doctorate in American Studies from the University of Minnesota in 1965. Berger was a Fulbright scholar in Italy and taught at the University of Milan. He has been a visiting professor at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California, in Los Angeles, at Heinrich Heine University in Dusseldorf, and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University's School of Hotel and Tourism Management, and at Jinan University of Guangzhou and Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. Berger has published more than 100 articles, numerous book reviews and more than 60 books on the mass media, popular culture, humor, tourism and everyday life.

Professor Donald McLeese was presented with the Society of Professional Journalists' Outstanding Faculty Award. Each year the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) recognizes a faculty member. The selection is based on nominations submitted by student members of SPJ. The criteria for recognition includes record of service to the School of Journalism and Mass Communication and UI, as well as to the profession of journalism and the education of journalists.

Note to media: recipients are listed alphabetically by state and hometown.

China

KUMMING: Xin Feng, a master's professional student from Kumming, China, received the Dorothy Wilson Moeller Writing Scholarship and Ruth and Morris Zweiban Memorial Scholarship. The Dorothy Wilson Moeller Writing Scholarship was established by Moeller's daughter and son, Margaret Nelson and Kent Moeller, on her 90th birthday to honor her commitment to the art and craft of writing. The scholarship is awarded to students who plan mass communication careers and demonstrate outstanding sensitivity to language and skill in its use in the mass media. The Ruth and Morris Zweiban Memorial Scholarship is given to international students in the master's professional program. The Zweibans immigrated from Eastern Europe in the early 1900s. Although neither could afford a higher education, they ultimately were able to help their own children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and now, students in the school. Ruth Zweiban passed away in 1986 and Morris Zweiban in 1991.

Illinois

BARTLETT: Amanda Battaglia, a senior journalism student from Bartlett, Ill., received the Ruth Baty and Maurice Barnett Jones Scholarship and the Judy Klemesrud Writing Scholarship. The Ruth Baty and Maurice Barnett Jones Scholarship is awarded to women journalism students on the basis of academic performance and a demonstrated interest in the development of human understanding and human rights. Maurice Barnett Jones was a longtime publisher of the Cresco Times-Plain Dealer and endowed this scholarship in honor of his spouse, Ruth Baty Jones, a newspaperwoman known for her editorials and her news writing. The Judy Klemesrud Writing Scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student with at least a 2.75 GPA who displays great promise in the ability to write about women's issues and social change. Klemesrud was a 1961 graduate of the school and a reporter for The New York Times. The scholarship was established by family and friends upon her death in 1985.

CHICAGO: Cristina Larson, a sophomore journalism and communication studies major from Chicago, Ill., received The Gordon B. Strayer Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to undergraduate students who have demonstrated leadership in the campus chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America and achieved academic excellence. Strayer, a 1951 master's graduate, worked for University Relations for over 40 years. A national leader in public relations, he retired in 1991.

CHICAGO: Sabrina Potirala, a junior journalism and English major from Chicago, Ill., won the Leon Barnes Community Journalism Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to a junior committed to a career in community news and editorial journalism. Leon Barnes was the publisher of the Northwood (Iowa) Anchor for 30 years.

CICERO: Jennifer Delgado, a sophomore journalism and Spanish major from Cicero, Ill., received the Linda Perrin Taber Pollack Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to junior or senior journalism majors who demonstrate interest and involvement in extracurricular activities at the UI. This fund was initiated with a bequest from Roy H. Pollack in memory of his wife.

EVANSTON: Melanie Kucera, a junior majoring in journalism and English from Evanston, Ill., received the Harry S. Bunker Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to juniors who show the aptitude, interest and potential for a successful newspaper career, based on scholarship, personality, character, extracurricular activities, industry and demonstrated potential. Bunker was the former president of Speidel Newspapers. Following his death in September 1966, this scholarship was established in his honor.

GENEVA: Jillian Petrus, a junior journalism and pre-law student from Geneva, Ill., won the Philip D. Adler Journalist Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to a junior journalism major who shows great potential for leadership and editorial achievement in newspaper or broadcast journalism. The scholarship was endowed with a gift from the Lee Foundation to honor Philip D. Adler, a 1926 graduate of the school and longtime president of Lee Enterprises, Inc. Adler, for whom the UI journalism building is named, was also publisher of the Davenport Times-Democrat.

LAGRANGE PARK: George Sweeney, a senior journalism and political science major from LaGrange Park, Ill., received the Ben Silver Broadcasting Journalism Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to a student who has demonstrated an interest in broadcast journalism by obtaining meaningful employment or an internship in the field. The scholarship was established as a gift from Ben Silver, a 1955 graduate of the school who for many years was a CBS correspondent and is professor emeritus at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Telecommunication at Arizona State University.

LOMBARD: Sara Burke, a junior journalism and art major from Lombard, Ill., received the Harry S. Bunker Memorial Scholarship.  The scholarship is awarded to juniors who show the aptitude, interest and potential for a successful newspaper career, based on scholarship, personality, character, extracurricular activities, industry and demonstrated potential. Bunker was the former president of Speidel Newspapers. Following his death in September 1966, this scholarship was established in his honor.

MILAN: Lindsay Hocker, a senior journalism and religious studies major from Milan, Ill., received the Frank Luther Mott Undergraduate Scholarship, the Lester Benz Memorial Scholarship, and the Duva Baumgardner Hill Scholarship. Hocker was also recognized as a new member of Kappa Tau Alpha, the journalism honor society. The Frank Luther Mott Undergraduate Scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior journalism student interested in newspaper and magazine reporting. Special emphasis is given to honesty in reporting, investigative ability, purity of writing and absence of news editorializing. This scholarship memorializes Frank Luther Mott, director of the school from 1927 to 1943. The Duva Baumgardner Hill Award for a female journalism student was established in 2006 in memory of a 1944 graduate of the school. The Lester Benz Scholarship is awarded to deserving students who demonstrate outstanding potential in the field of journalism. Benz was publisher of The Daily Iowan from 1953-1958 and was executive secretary for Quill and Scroll Society from 1957-1972. He was on the journalism faculty from 1956 until his retirement in 1972.

QUINCY: Anna Wiegenstein, a senior journalism and cinema major from Quincy, Ill., received the W. Earl Hall and Reeves E. Hall Scholarship and the Jerry Parker Feature Writing Scholarship. The W. Earl Hall and Reeves E. Hall Scholarship is awarded to journalism majors who have achieved distinction in editorial or interpretive news writing. W. Earl Hall was editor of the Mason City Globe-Gazette. Reeves E. Hall was associated with the Manchester Publishing Co. The Jerry Parker Feature Writing Scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior journalism major who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in feature writing and achieved academic excellence. Jerry Parker graduated from the UI in 1961 and was a talented reporter and feature writer for Newsday until his death in 1985.

WILLOWBROOK: Kevin McGurk, a senior journalism and African American studies major from Willowbrook, Ill., received the Thomas Yoseloff Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship, given to worthy journalism students, was established with gifts from the children, grandchildren, family and friends in honor of Thomas Yoseloff, a 1934 graduate of the school.

Iowa

ATKINS: Julie Koehn, a junior journalism and psychology major from Atkins, Iowa, received the Harry S. Bunker Memorial Scholarship and the Harriett E. Janes Journalism Scholarship. The Harry S. Bunker Memorial Scholarships are awarded to juniors who show the aptitude, interest and potential for a successful newspaper career, based on scholarship, personality, character, extracurricular activities, industry and demonstrated potential. Bunker was the former president of Speidel Newspapers. Following his death in September 1966, this scholarship was established in his honor. The Harriet E. Janes Journalism Scholarship was established by Jon S. and Lynda Janes to award students majoring in journalism and mass communication who demonstrate potential for career achievement in writing or broadcast journalism, with preference given to students from Vinton, Iowa, or neighboring communities.

AUDUBON: Bryce Bauer, a senior journalism and international studies student from Audubon, Iowa, received the Wilbur C. Peterson Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to a deserving journalism student. The award was established in 1966 by students and friends of Peterson, a faculty member in the journalism school from 1951 to 1966.

BETTENDORF: Kevin McMullen, a junior journalism and English major from Bettendorf, Iowa was awarded the Harry S. Bunker Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to juniors who show the aptitude, interest and potential for a successful newspaper career, based on scholarship, personality, character, extracurricular activities, industry and demonstrated potential. Bunker was the former president of Speidel Newspapers. Following his death in September 1966, this scholarship was established in his honor.

BETTENDORF Megan Stephenson, a senior journalism and history major from Bettendorf, Iowa, received The Gazette Company Scholarship in the area of print. The scholarship was initiated in 1991 by Joe Hladky, president of the Gazette Company. This scholarship is awarded to two deserving junior or senior students who wish to pursue a journalism career in Iowa.

CEDAR RAPIDS: Alyssa Cashman, a junior journalism major from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, received the Harry S. Bunker Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to juniors who show the aptitude, interest and potential for a successful newspaper career, based on scholarship, personality, character, extracurricular activities, industry and demonstrated potential. Bunker was the former president of Speidel Newspapers. Following his death in September 1966, this scholarship was established in his honor.

CEDAR RAPIDS: Emily Doolittle, a senior journalism and international studies student from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, received the Florence Ruebush Scholarship. The Florence Ruebush Scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to full-time journalism juniors and seniors. The recipient is selected based on their academic achievement and professional potential.

CEDAR RAPIDS: Justin Mangrich, a junior journalism and cinema major from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, received The Gazette Company Scholarship in the area of broadcast. The scholarship was initiated in 1991 by Joe Hladky, president of the Gazette Company. This scholarship is awarded to two deserving junior or senior students who wish to pursue a journalism career in Iowa.

CLINTON: Erin Tiesman, a master's professional student from Clinton, Iowa, received the Laurence Fairall Scholarship in Journalism. The scholarship is awarded to undergraduate and master's professional students who were born and raised in Iowa, have at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average and intend to have active careers in journalism.

CORALVILLE: Andrea Parrott, a master's professional student from Coralville, Iowa, received the award for the online area of the A.W. Lee Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to juniors, seniors or master's professional students who show potential for a successful career, academic achievement, demonstrated competence and participation in extracurricular activities. Scholarships are awarded in five areas: newspaper, editorial page and/or commentary, broadcast/electronic journalism, online journalism, and advertising or public relations. The scholarship honors A.W. Lee, who founded what later became Lee Enterprises Inc., owner and operator of newspapers and broadcast stations.

CORALVILLE: Amy Porter-Adams, a sophomore journalism and art major from Coralville, Iowa, received the Cedar Rapids Gazette Photo Scholarship and the Shafer Family Trust Scholarship. The Cedar Rapids Gazette Photo Scholarship, sponsored by The Gazette since 1950, is given to a top student photographer. The Shafer Family Trust Scholarship is awarded to a junior, senior, or post-graduate student with academic excellence focusing on the adaptation and use of electronic imaging and visualization technologies to report and disseminate news and news-related information to the public. This scholarship was established in January 2005 in memory of Bob Shafer.

DAVENPORT: Amanda Bailey, a junior journalism major from Davenport, Iowa, received the Tom King Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior journalism student demonstrating potential for career achievement in writing or broadcast journalism. King, a Cedar Rapids native and a 1986 graduate of the journalism school, was a 16-year veteran of the Wall Street Journal, creator of the paper's "Hollywood Journal" column and author of the best-selling biography of media mogul David Geffen, "The Operator." Tom also appeared regularly on CNBC until his untimely death in April 2003. The scholarship was established by family, friends and professional associates.

DAVENPORT: Briana Byrd, a sophomore journalism major from Davenport, Iowa, received the William S. Maulsby Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship was established in 1993 by Professor Maulsby's granddaughter, Susan Redfern. It is awarded to a student with financial need and at least a 2.7 GPA who plans to teach high school journalism. Beginning in 1919, William S. Maulsby was the first person to teach journalism courses exclusively at the UI.

DES MOINES: Kelli Shaffner, a sophomore journalism and Spanish major from Des Moines, Iowa, received the Thomas Yoseloff Memorial Scholarship and the Dorothy Rubenstein Award. The Thomas Yoseloff Memorial Scholarship, given to worthy journalism students, was established with gifts from the children, grandchildren, family and friends in honor of Thomas Yoseloff, a 1934 graduate of the school. The Dorothy Rubenstein Award is awarded to worthy journalism students, preferably residents of Iowa. It was established in 1996 by Dorothy Rubenstein, a 1932 graduate of the school.

DUBUQUE: Kurtis Hiatt, a junior majoring in journalism and spanish from Dubuque, Iowa, received the Harry S. Bunker Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to juniors who show the aptitude, interest and potential for a successful newspaper career, based on scholarship, personality, character, extracurricular activities, industry and demonstrated potential. Bunker was the former president of Speidel Newspapers. Following his death in September 1966, this scholarship was established in his honor.

EDDYVILLE: Rachel Powers, a junior journalism student from Eddyville, Iowa, received the Linda Perrin Taber Pollack Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to junior or senior journalism majors who demonstrate interest and involvement in extracurricular activities at the UI. This fund was initiated with a bequest from Roy H. Pollack in memory of his wife.

FAIRFIELD: Sonia Gunderson, a master's professional student from Fairfield, Iowa, received the Paul Conrad Scholarship and the Alan Waxenberg Scholarship and was recognized as a new member of Kappa Tau Alpha, the journalism honor society. The scholarship was established in honor of Paul Conrad's 80th birthday. Conrad is a distinguished political cartoonist and three-time Pulitzer Prize winner. He was chief editorial cartoonist of the Los Angeles Times from 1964 to 1993. The Alan Waxenberg Scholarship is awarded to a female master's professional student interested in a career in the magazine field. This scholarship was started by  Waxenberg's family and friends in honor of his 60th birthday. A 1956 graduate, he was formerly the editor of Good Housekeeping magazine and vice-president and publisher of Victoria magazine.

FAYETTE: Carla Keppler, a senior journalism and communication studies student from Fayette, Iowa, received the Ellis Newsome Memorial Scholarship. The Ellis Newsome Memorial Scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate journalism major in good standing who is seeking a career in public relations or advertising. The award was established by James Patten to recognize his UI mentor, Professor Ellis Newsome.

FORT ATKINSON: Abraham Tekippe, a senior journalism and English major from Fort Atkinson, Iowa, received the Harry S. Bunker Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to juniors who show the aptitude, interest and potential for a successful newspaper career, based on scholarship, personality, character, extracurricular activities, industry and demonstrated potential. Bunker was the former president of Speidel Newspapers. Following his death in September 1966, this scholarship was established in his honor.

FORT DODGE: Eric Nelson, a master's professional student from Fort Dodge, Iowa, received the Laurence Fairall Scholarship in Journalism and the award for the newspaper area of the A.W. Lee Scholarship. The Laurence Fairall Scholarships in Journalism are awarded to undergraduate and master's professional students who were born and raised in Iowa, have at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average and who intend to have active careers in journalism. The A.W. Lee Scholarship is awarded to juniors, seniors or master's professional students who show potential for a successful career, academic achievement, demonstrated competence and participation in extracurricular activities. Scholarships are awarded in five areas: newspaper, editorial page and/or commentary, broadcast/electronic journalism, online journalism, and advertising or public relations. The scholarship honors A.W. Lee, who founded what later became Lee Enterprises Inc., owner and operator of newspapers and broadcast stations.

GLENWOOD: Kayla Kelley, a senior journalism and elementary education major from Glenwood, Iowa, received the James W. Blackburn Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior journalism major based on potential for a successful journalism career, character and personality, and on the nature and quality of extracurricular activities. Blackburn, who died in 1981, was an alumnus of the UI and founder of Blackburn & Co., a media brokerage firm. In 1991, Blackburn was elected to the Broadcasting Magazine Hall of Fame for lifetime contributions to the "Fifth Estate."

HIAWATHA: Kelsey Beltramea, a sophomore journalism and political science major from Hiawatha, Iowa, received the Laurence Fairall Scholarship in Journalism. The scholarship is awarded to undergraduate and master's professional students who were born and raised in Iowa, have at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average and who intend to have active careers in journalism.

IOWA CITY: Megan Carney, a senior journalism and social work major from Iowa City, Iowa, received the Dorothy Pownall Scholarship. The Dorothy Pownall Scholarship is awarded to a senior female who has shown great potential as a journalist of high competence. This scholarship was established in 1977 to honor Pownall, a newspaper reporter and freelance writer. She was the wife of Fred Pownall, who for many years was associated with the school and The Daily Iowan.

IOWA CITY: Matthew De la Peña, a senior journalism major from Iowa City, Iowa, received the Fred Pownall Scholarship. The Fred Pownall Scholarship is awarded to a senior male showing great potential as a highly competent journalist. The scholarship was established in 1976 by students and friends of Pownall, a faculty member from 1935 to the mid-1950s and publisher of Student Publications Inc.

IOWA CITY: Ventara Dillon, a sophomore journalism and African American studies student from Iowa City, Iowa, received the Toni Berry Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship was established by Toni Berry's family, which includes UI Professor Venise Berry. The scholarship supports an individual who serves as the supervising editor of NURU, the newspaper published by the UI student chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists.

IOWA CITY: David Henderson, a master's professional student from Iowa City, Iowa, received the award for the radio area of the A.W. Lee Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to juniors, seniors or master's professional students who show potential for a successful career, academic achievement, demonstrated competence and participation in extracurricular activities. Scholarships are awarded in five areas: newspaper, editorial page and/or commentary, broadcast/electronic journalism, online journalism, and advertising or public relations. The scholarship honors A.W. Lee, who founded what later became Lee Enterprises Inc., owner and operator of newspapers and broadcast stations.

IOWA CITY: Clara Hogan, a sophomore journalism and international studies major from Iowa City, Iowa, received the Ruth A. Wilson Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to a female undergraduate sophomore or junior with a desire to pursue a career in the print media and potential for achieving professional competence in the field.

IOWA CITY: Robin Johnson, a doctoral student from Iowa City, Iowa, received the Carl J. Nelson Memorial Research Scholarship and was recognized as a new member of Kappa Tau Alpha, the journalism honor society. The scholarship is awarded to the editor of the Journal of Communication Inquiry in recognition of contributions in support of mass communication scholarship. Carl J. Nelson, a 1931 graduate of the UI, for many years headed a leading media research firm, Carl Nelson Research, Inc., based in Chicago. He died in 1966.

IOWA CITY: Yeon Kim, a doctoral student from Iowa City, Iowa, received the John F. Murray Outstanding Doctoral Student for Teaching Award. The award is given to a senior doctoral student selected by the school's graduate faculty for outstanding contributions to teaching.

IOWA CITY: Jay Knoll, a senior journalism and communication studies major from Iowa City, Iowa, received the Paul Edwin Smith Estate Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to current majors planning a career in journalism. Paul E. Smith graduated from the UI with a major in journalism in 1941 and spent his career working in radio stations in Clinton and Iowa City. He then moved to Pocatello, Idaho, and worked on the Idaho State Journal for 19 years.

IOWA CITY: Tsering Nangyal, a master's thesis student from Iowa City, Iowa, received the Dorothy Wilson Moeller Writing Scholarship. The scholarship was established by Moeller's daughter and son, Margaret Nelson and Kent Moeller, on her 90th birthday to honor her commitment to the art and craft of writing. It is awarded to students who plan mass communication careers and demonstrate outstanding sensitivity to language and skill in its use in the mass media.

IOWA CITY: Sarah Raaii, a senior journalism and marketing major from Iowa City, Iowa, received the Laurence Fairall Scholarship in Journalism. The scholarship is awarded to undergraduate and master's professional students who were born and raised in Iowa, have at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average and intend to have active careers in journalism.

IOWA CITY: Joseph Schwartz, a doctoral student from Iowa City, Iowa, received the John F. Murray Outstanding Doctoral Student for Research Award. This award is given to a senior doctoral student selected by the school's graduate faculty for significant achievement in research activities.

IOWA CITY: Ashton Shurson, a junior journalism and psychology major from Iowa City, Iowa, received the John F. Kennedy Truth-in-Journalism Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to a journalism student who has achieved distinction in interpretive or investigative reporting. The award was established in 1964 by Roy Bazire, a 1939 graduate of the UI journalism school.

IOWA CITY: Stephen Sullivan, a master's professional student from Iowa City, Iowa, received the Lester Benz Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to deserving students who demonstrate outstanding potential in the field of Journalism. Benz was publisher of The Daily Iowan from 1953-1958 and was executive secretary for Quill and Scroll Society from 1957-1972. He was on the journalism faculty from 1956 until his retirement in 1972.

IOWA CITY: Danny Valentine, a senior journalism and biology major from Iowa City, Iowa, was awarded the Harry S. Bunker Memorial Scholarship.  The scholarship is awarded to juniors who show the aptitude, interest and potential for a successful newspaper career, based on scholarship, personality, character, extracurricular activities, industry and demonstrated potential. Bunker was the former president of Speidel Newspapers. Following his death in September 1966, this scholarship was established in his honor.

IOWA CITY: Brittany Volk, a senior journalism and art major from Iowa City, Iowa, received the Shafer Family Trust Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to a junior, senior, or post-graduate student with academic excellence focusing on the adaptation and use of electronic imaging and visualization technologies to report and disseminate news and news-related information to the public. This scholarship was established in January 2005 in memory of Bob Shafer.

IOWA CITY: Zhi Xiong, a senior journalism and pre-medicine student from Iowa City, Iowa, received the Harry S. Bunker Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to juniors who show the aptitude, interest and potential for a successful newspaper career, based on scholarship, personality, character, extracurricular activities, industry and demonstrated potential. Bunker was the former president of Speidel Newspapers. Following his death in September 1966, this scholarship was established in his honor.

JOHNSTON: Brittney Hibbs, a senior journalism major from Johnston, Iowa, received the Jim Zabel Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to junior or senior journalism students who demonstrate professional promise and academic excellence and who are planning a career in broadcast journalism. The award was established in honor of Jim Zabel, longtime sports director of WHO radio in Des Moines and a 1944 graduate of the school.

LOGAN: Anna Frisk, a senior journalism student from Logan, Iowa, received the Westbrook Pegler Scholarship, the Donald K. Woolley Scholarship, and the Shafer Family Trust Scholarship. The Westbrook Pegler Scholarship is awarded to a student who has demonstrated a particular interest in and awareness of the responsibility and immense power of the press. Westbrook Pegler, who died in 1964, was a well-known newspaper columnist and Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist. Copies of his books and papers are housed at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library in West Branch, Iowa. The award is supported by a friend of the UI. The Professor Donald K. Woolley Scholarship is awarded to a photojournalism student. Don Woolley, an alumnus of the school, was known for dedication to his students. He also was legendary for his unique delivery of photography final exams -- for instance, floating the test on rubber ducks down the Iowa River. The Shafer Family Trust Scholarship is awarded to a junior, senior or post-graduate student with academic excellence focusing on the adaptation and use of electronic imaging and visualization technologies to report and disseminate news and news-related information to the public. This scholarship was established in January 2005 in memory of Bob Shafer.

MARION: John Goodlove, a master's professional student from Marion, Iowa, received the Laurence Fairall Scholarship in Journalism. The Laurence Fairall Scholarships in Journalism are awarded to undergraduate and master's professional students who were born and raised in Iowa, have at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average and who intend to have active careers in journalism.

MARSHALLTOWN: Katie McKibben, a master's professional student from Marshalltown, Iowa, received the Conger-Reynolds Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to a journalism major who has made outstanding contributions in public relations.  Reynolds, who taught some of the early journalism courses at the university, was for 26 years director of public relations for the Standard Oil Company of Indiana. A number of his friends established this fund in his honor.

MASON CITY: Danielle Miller, a senior journalism and pre-law student from Mason City, Iowa, received the Shafer Family Trust Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to a junior, senior, or post-graduate student with academic excellence focusing on the adaptation and use of electronic imaging and visualization technologies to report and disseminate news and news-related information to the public. This scholarship was established in January 2005 in memory of Bob Shafer.

MASON CITY: Olivia Moran, a junior journalism and communication studies major from Mason City, Iowa, received the Bruce A. Harrison Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to a deserving sophomore or junior journalism major. Harrison received his master's degree in journalism in 1967 and died in 1994. This scholarship was established in his memory by family and friends.

MONTICELLO: Joelle Coons, a junior journalism major from Monticello, Iowa, received the Bernard and Ethel Adler Hurwitz Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to a deserving journalism student. A 1940 graduate, Hurwitz worked with the Associated Press in Omaha, Neb., and in 1975 married Ethel Adler and relocated to the San Francisco Bureau. He covered such stories as the Patty Hearst kidnapping and trial and Vietnam War protests. He died in 1999.

NORTH LIBERTY: Brian Stewart, a sophomore journalism student from North Liberty, Iowa, received the Mark Westerbeck Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to a deserving journalism student. Westerbeck, who graduated from the school in 1975, was a newspaper reporter. At the time of his death in 1988 at the age of 35, he was a highly successful trade publications editor. The award was established in his memory by friends and is supported by his parents.

SIBLEY: Samantha Honken, a junior majoring in journalism and religious studies from Sibley, Iowa, received the Harry S. Bunker Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to juniors who show the aptitude, interest and potential for a successful newspaper career, based on scholarship, personality, character, extracurricular activities, industry and demonstrated potential. Bunker was the former president of Speidel Newspapers. Following his death in September 1966, this scholarship was established in his honor.

STRAWBERRY POINT: Nicholas Compton, a senior journalism and political science major from Strawberry Point, Iowa, received the Luther A. Brewer Key, The Laurence Fairall Scholarship in Journalism, and was named The Leslie G. Moeller Chapter of Kappa Tau Alpha's top scholar. The Luther A. Brewer Key is an engraved key awarded to the outstanding senior who shows promise of future professional success. It is given along with the Howard A. Schumacher Award and the John Hamilton Johnson Memorial Prize in Journalism. This award has been given continuously since the School of Journalism was established in 1924. It was first offered by Luther A. Brewer, one of the first journalism teachers at the UI. The Laurence Fairall Scholarships in Journalism are awarded to undergraduate and master's professional students who were born and raised in Iowa, have at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average and who intend to have active careers in journalism. The Top Scholar award is presented to the KTA graduating senior with the highest scholastic standing.

SWISHER: Melea Andrys, a senior journalism and communication studies senior from Swisher, Iowa, received the A.W. Lee Scholarship in the commentary area. The scholarship is awarded to juniors, seniors or master's professional students who show potential for a successful career, academic achievement, demonstrated competence and participation in extracurricular activities. Scholarships are awarded in five areas: newspaper, editorial page and/or commentary, broadcast/electronic journalism, online journalism, and advertising or public relations. The scholarship honors A.W. Lee, who founded what later became Lee Enterprises Inc., owner and operator of newspapers and broadcast stations.

VAN METER: Courtney Briley, a senior journalism and English major from Van Meter, Iowa, received the Society of Professional Journalists' Outstanding Graduate Award. This award is given to the school's outstanding graduate, determined on the basis of character, scholarship and competence to perform journalistic tasks. The recipient must be a member of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) and is selected by members of the Richard Johns Chapter of SPJ.

WATERLOO: Ann Colwell, a senior journalism and Spanish major from Waterloo, Iowa, was awarded the Laurence Fairall Scholarship in Journalism. The scholarship is awarded to undergraduate and master's professional students who were born and raised in Iowa, have at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average and who intend to have active careers in journalism.

WATERLOO: Jake Jensen, a junior journalism and international studies student from Waterloo, Iowa, received the Shafer Family Trust Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to a junior, senior, or post-graduate student with academic excellence focusing on the adaptation and use of electronic imaging and visualization technologies to report and disseminate news and news-related information to the general public. This scholarship was established in January 2005 in memory of Bob Shafer.

WEST DES MOINES: Shannon Boshart, a senior journalism and religious studies major from West Des Moines, Iowa, received the award for the public relations area of the A.W. Lee Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to juniors, seniors or master's professional students who show potential for a successful career, academic achievement, demonstrated competence and participation in extracurricular activities. Scholarships are awarded in five areas: newspaper, editorial page and/or commentary, broadcast/electronic journalism, online journalism, and advertising or public relations. The scholarship honors A.W. Lee, who founded what later became Lee Enterprises Inc., owner and operator of newspapers and broadcast stations.

WEST DES MOINES: Susan Elgin, a senior journalism and entrepreneurship certificate student from West Des Moines, Iowa, received the Gordon L. McKenzie Scholarship and the Jacob E. Reizenstein Scholarship. The Gordon L. McKenzie Scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate journalism student pursuing a news journalism or public relations major based on their academic achievement and professional potential. Gordon L. McKenzie received his bachelor's degree in news-editorial journalism from the School in 1979. His career has included stints as a political party press secretary, a college PR director and, since 1986, in corporate and technical communications for Wells Fargo Financial. The Jacob E. Reizenstein Scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student showing outstanding enterprise and capability in news gathering and writing. Reizenstein's writing appeared for 80 years in Iowa City newspapers from 1880, when he was 11, until 1960. He was a reporter, city editor and contributing editor for the Iowa City Press-Citizen.

WEST DES MOINES: Vanessa Veiock, a senior journalism and Spanish major from West Des Moines, Iowa, received The Jess Gorkin Magazine Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior journalism student who shows potential for a successful career in the magazine field. Gorkin, a 1936 graduate of the school, was editor of Parade magazine and a magazine consultant.

Minnesota

LAKEVILLE: Meryn Fluker, a senior journalism and political science major from Lakeville, Minn., received The Gazette Foundation Minority Journalism Scholarship and the W. Earl Hall and Reeves E. Hall Scholarship. The Gazette Foundation Minority Journalism Scholarship is awarded to a minority journalism student planning a career in print or broadcast journalism. Preference is given to students from eastern Iowa who plan to remain in Iowa after graduation. The W. Earl Hall and Reeves E. Hall Scholarship awarded to journalism majors who have achieved distinction in editorial or interpretive news writing. W. Earl Hall was editor of the Mason City Globe-Gazette. Reeves E. Hall was associated with the Manchester Publishing Co.

MINNEAPOLIS: Amy Mattson, a junior journalism and English major from Minneapolis, Minn., received the Ruth Baty and Maurice Barnett Jones Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to women journalism students on the basis of academic performance and a demonstrated interest in the development of human understanding and human rights. Maurice Barnett Jones was a longtime publisher of the Cresco Times-Plain Dealer and endowed this scholarship in honor of his spouse, Ruth Baty Jones, a newspaperwoman known for her editorials and news writing.

Mississippi

OXFORD: Emily Barnes, a senior journalism major from Oxford, Miss., received the E. Jack and Ailene Liechty Scholarship and the Philip D. Adler Daily Iowan Award. The E. Jack and Ailene Liechty Scholarship is awarded to a deserving full-time journalism junior or senior student who demonstrates sound academic ability and a desire to pursue a journalism career. This scholarship was established in 1995 by Ailene Liechty in memory of her husband, E. Jack Liechty. The Philip D. Adler Daily Iowan Award is awarded to the outstanding Daily Iowan staffer who has worked at the DI for at least three months prior to the scholarship application and shows promise for a career in journalism. The award was established by the late Adler, who was editor of The Daily Iowan in 1925 and graduated from the school in 1926.

Missouri

BOONVILLE: Maggie Voss, a senior journalism and art major from Boonville, Mo., received the Shafer Family Trust Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to a junior, senior, or post-graduate student with academic excellence focusing on the adaptation and use of electronic imaging and visualization technologies to report and disseminate news and news-related information to the public. This scholarship was established in January 2005 in memory of Bob Shafer.

Wisconsin

SOMERS: Joseph Augustine, a senior journalism major from Somers, Wis., received the Jim Zabel Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to junior or senior journalism students who demonstrate professional promise and academic excellence and who are planning a career in broadcast journalism. The award was established in honor of Jim Zabel, longtime sports director of WHO radio in Des Moines and a 1944 graduate of the school.

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